Posted by Brett Zamir (18.104.22.168) on November 06, 2003 at 12:39:05:
In Reply to: Most Great Name posted by simon on November 06, 2003 at 01:27:08:
"The Greatest Name should be found upon the lips in the first awakening moment of early dawn. It should be fed upon by constant use in daily invocation, in trouble, under opposition, and should be the last word breathed when the head rests upon the pillow at night. It is the name of comfort, protection, happiness, illumination, love and unity.
"I hope that thou mayest become informed of the concealed mystery and recondite symbol of the stone of the Most Great Name... The use of the Greatest Name and dependence upon it, cause the soul to strip itself of the husks of mortality and to step forth freed, reborn, a new creature...."
(Abdu'l-Baha: United States Supplement to Baha'i News, No. 80, p. 2, October 1964)
"He feels that it is not necessary to present, prematurely, to every new Baha'i the teachings regarding the use of the Greatest Name. Some souls need and are ready for this; others are not. Judgement must be used in such matters. It is more essential to stress the importance of prayer and to urge the use of one of the obligatory prayers." (Lights of Guidance, pp. 569-570)
"He thinks you are wise in not separating yourself from your child; and he will pray that he may grow out of this condition, and gain in physical and spiritual strength. It would be a great advantage to him if you could teach him to say the Greatest Name, when he is himself going through a moment of crisis and suffering."
(From a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to a Baha'i couple, December 4, 1954)
"Reciting" the Greatest Name means to repeat it over and over, silently or out loud...." (Shoghi Effendi, Unfolding Destiny, p. 450)
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